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      Hypothermia in Diabetic Acidosis

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Hypothermia, Diabetes, Acidosis, Leukopenia

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          Hypothermia is seen in diabetic acidosis and its features may complicate the evaluation of the diabetic state. These include cardiac arrhythmias, low or normal temperature in the presence of infection, hypotension, depressed sensorium, moderate acidosis and possible resistance to the effects of insulin. Leukopenia may also be a feature of hypothermia in some of these patients. Speculation that hypothermia is dueto an intracellular lack of substrate for the production of heat in a number of diverse states is discussed.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1972
          1972
          21 November 2008
          : 3
          : 1
          : 36-41
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Montefiore-Morrisania Affiliation, Bronx, N.Y.
          Article
          178256 Hormones 1972;3:36–41
          10.1159/000178256
          © 1972 S. Karger AG, Basel

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